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Professional Researcher

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 26th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Professional Researcher

Position Description: The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences seeks individuals with strong understanding of research development who can help provide the leadership required to implement innovative research programs to advance health worldwide. The ultimate goal of the position is to ensure better health through better therapeutics. Specific responsibilities include leadership and management of specific grant programs devoted to structural bioinformatic research on protein structural components from ultra-high protein crystal structures. This position will provide research faculty with the breadth of senior management collaboration and ideation needed to advance the research agenda on many fronts simultaneously.
The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher plays a role in formulating research goals and for translating these goals into research grants, such as NIH, NSF, foundation grants and other funding opportunities. The chosen candidate will interact closely with faculty members and staff at UCSF to promote collaborative research between the Fraser laboratory and other faculty members.

Required Qualifications: PhD in related biomedical field, preferably in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biochemistry and biophysics. Strong understanding of protein modeling, x-ray crystallography, electron density mapping, multi-conformer modeling methods and protein engineering. Advanced communication and presentation experience preferred. Experience with grant awards, scholarly publications and international projects preferred. The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher should have a publication record commensurate with this faculty level and should have experience in training and supervising scientists in the laboratory setting.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training. Applicants should send a CV, cover letter, electronic files or reprints of one or two key publications, and a one-page summary of past research and future goals. Contact information of three references is requested.

Please apply online at

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - one-page summary of past research and future goals

  • Electronic files or reprints of one or two key publications

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)